More pictures of Donington Park 2010

Here are some more (and much better!) pictures from the Donington Park 2010 track simulator that give a clearer impression of what the track will be like in 2010. These images are from a simulation of the track built in rFactor which will be made available next week. They show several parts of the track […]

Donington: time to stop the cynicism?

Donington Park?s redevelopment plans will be heard by Leicestershire District Council tomorrow. Circuit owner Simon Gillett is confident his proposals will be supported by the council and one councillor has been quoted in favour of the proposals. Is it time to stop the cynicism about Donington?s plans?

F1 links: Grid walks and Twitter

F1 gets hit with the ugly stick In the early part of the 2008 season, I had a conversation with a senior member of an F1 team who said they had already recovered 85 per cent of the downforce the ’09 regs were supposed to lose and that the the fitting of slick tyres meant […]

Donington Park 2010: artist’s impression

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Donington Park is beginning to reveal more detail about its plans to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. Here are four images showing an artist’s impression of the pit building on the re-designed F1 track.

The F1 Fanatic 2009 predictor (Poll)

How well can we predict what’s going to happen in F1 this year? In this post we’ll put ten predictions for the 2009 season to the vote and see which ones come true…

Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

Sir Jackie Stewart’s interview in yesterday’s Times, spread across the inside back pages, is a must-read. Stewart’s criticism of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley’s governance of Formula 1 is as rational as it is critical. His message is simple – they have stayed too long, they must be replaced – and it’s entirely persuasive. But […]

Weblog Awards: Vote F1 Fanatic!

F1 Fanatic has been nominated for the “Best Sports Blog award in the 2008 Weblog Awards. (Yes, I know it’s 2009 – they do the 2008 awards in 2009!) Voting starts today and runs until Tuesday 13th January. You can vote once in each cateogry in every 24 hour period so if you want to […]

F1 links: Schumacher and Honda

Michael Schumacher and Honda "One intriguing rumour to surface over the Christmas period is the suggestion that Honda Racing F1's Ross Brawn may have been talking seriously to Michael Schumacher about working together to save the Brackley team. Schumacher has plenty of private money but it is unrealistic to believe that anyone will spend their […]

BBC: No HD F1 in 2009

F1 will not be broadcast in high definition on the BBC in 2009. Director of BBC Sport Roger Mosey said ??we?d very much like it to be?? but HD F1 broadcasts are not available yet. He also suggested practice sessions will only be available online and ??via the red button?, and said the BBC is […]

Bernie Ecclestone, racing driver

A thread on the Autosport forum about Bernie Ecclestone’s brief racing career caught my eye. Ecclestone dabbled in motorbike racing and Formula Three in the early 1950s. But his only entry in the F1 record books is for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix – which he failed to qualify for. What’s the story behind the […]